Now that the Texas Rangers have finally won a postseason series for the first time, they get to play the team that has won more than any other.
For one shining day, Bill Mazeroski and the Pittsburgh Pirates were going like '60 again.
Cliff Lee pitched another postseason gem and the Texas Rangers won a playoff series for the first time, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Tuesday night in a decisive Game 5 on the legs of some daring baserunning.
Rays manager Joe Maddon spoke matter-of-factly, assessing Tampa Bay's chances of completing an improbable comeback against the Texas Rangers in the opening round of the AL playoffs.
A.J. Burnett will start Game 4 of the AL championship series for the New York Yankees on 2 1/2 weeks' rest.
Evan Longoria snapped out of his postseason slump with a homer and two doubles, Carlos Pena had a pair of extra-base hits and the Tampa Bay Rays escaped elimination again with a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers.
Don Larsen was watching the news Wednesday night when he saw an item of particular interest.
Andy Pettitte gave the New York Yankees yet another clutch performance in the postseason, pitching seven smooth innings in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday evening in Game 2 of their AL division series.
Whatever you do, Liverpool fans, don't call your prospective new American owners the Yankees.